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Merge Healthcare partners with AG Mednet on imaging trials

March 20, 2012, 10:55 am by Healthcare IT News

Leaders of Merge Healthcare have announced a partnership with AG Mednet to provide life sciences companies with a full suite of tools to manage imaging clinical trials worldwide. The solution integrates AG Mednet's image collection platform with Merge Healthcare's Clinical Imaging Management System (Merge CIMS) to enable higher quality images and data flow directly into Merge's CIMS and electronic data capture (EDC) solutions, they wrote in a Tuesday press release.  Election Feature Content:  No sticky read more

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Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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HHS signs off on new ICD-10 deadline
Healthcare IT News : August 1, 2014, 10:24 am
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EHR rollouts gone wrong
Healthcare IT News : July 31, 2014, 12:44 pm
EHR rollouts gone wrong No 1 of 7 Athens Regional Health System | Athens, Ga. Staff and clinicians of the health system had reportedly expressed several concerns over the "aggressive" rollout of its $31 million Cerner EHR, which started beginning of May 2014, according to a report in the Banner-Herald. The report cited a letter sent to CEO James Thaw, signed by more than a dozen clinicians, recounting cases of medication errors, misplaced orders, "emergency department patients leaving after long waits; and of an inpatient who wasn't seen by a physician for (five) days." There was so much criticism toward upper management's handling of the rollout, it reportedly led to the resignation of Thaw and CIO Gretchen Tegethoff. | Photo: Brad Aaron, Flickr 2002 Ask anyone. EHR rollouts are no walk in the park. They're expensive. They're time consuming. And, for many healthcare organizations, they raise critical safety concerns, can lead to huge budget deficits, C-suite resignations and plummeting staff